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Monday, July 5, 2010

Choosing our Heirs

It’s Monday night, and I am just getting around to Week Nine of Jenny Matlock’s ingenious meme called Saturday Centus. Don’t know about it? Just click on her button on my sideboard to learn all about it.

I’m pleading “holiday weekend” and “blog overload” syndrome for being so slow to publish my post on this week’s prompt:

"Are you sure that's the one you want?" I felt a little lump in my throat as I peered down at my choice, held tightly in my hand. I didn't think this would be so nerve-wracking. Was I making the wrong decision? I couldn't agonize over this any longer.

I took a deep breath before managing to say, "... Yes, it is."


Here is my take on it. You will see the prompt in italics.



I sat for a moment, taking a breath and drinking in the face on the photo in my hand. I stood and paced around the office, saying silent prayers, pleading with God for help. I reread the biography, and still unsettled, looked to the counselor, pleading with my eyes for some sort of advice.

Finally, I said, “This is it. This is the one, no doubt.

She queried, "Are you sure that's the one you want?" I felt a little lump in my throat as I peered down at my choice, held tightly in my hand. I didn't think this would be so nerve-wracking. Was I making the wrong decision? I couldn't agonize over this any longer.

I took a deep breath before managing to say, "... Yes, it is."

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My head held high, I walked confidently out of the sperm bank.

9 comments:

Sue said...

Excellent! So original. And, unfortunately, this comment is not going to show up on your blog. But at least it will be in your email.

Great job.

=)

My name is PJ. said...

An interesting peak at what must happen a good percentage of the time! Nice work!

mbkatc230 said...

Now that was NOT what I expected at all! Great twist on the prompt. Kat

Tgoette said...

Talk about thinking outside the box! Marvelous twist! Great job!

Malisa said...

Who said you can't pick your relatives? :)

Very creative direction for this prompt!

I was late with my submission this week too. Hope you will stop by and read it!

Malisa

Terra said...

what a choice to make! Confidence is excellent!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

That was so good. I never anticipated that ending.

Tracy said...

That was different and very good

Jenny said...

You totally rocked this twist. I didn't see this one coming even with my reading glasses on!

Absolutely superb!